Svante Thunberg

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Svante Thunberg
Born (1969-06-10) 10 June 1969 (age 49)
Occupationactor, producer, author

Svante Fritz Vilhelm Ernman Thunberg (born 10 June 1969) is a Swedish actor, producer and author.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Boo parish in Stockholm County. Thunberg is the son of actors Olof Thunberg and Mona Andersson and grew up in Saltsjö-Boo.

He became involved in drama in 1991 and enrolled the following year in the Theater and Opera College at the University of Gothenburg.


He toured with the Young Riks, including Thomas Tidholm's Tralala-la (1997), Börje Lindström's Sprit (1998), Irena Kraus Ciao bella (1999), Isa Schöier's My brother (2000) and A hopeless guy (2001). In 1998 he appeared in the TV series Skärgårdsdoktorn. He appeared on Östgötateatern in Norrköping. In 2002 he starred in Ditte Feuk's concert film Joseph – the musician's seducer in Swedish Television, where he portrayed composer Joseph Martin Kraus.

He is the manager and producer for opera singer Malena Ernman,[1] and is among the authors of Ernman's albums Opera di fiori (2011) and Sweden (2016). He is chairman of Ernman Produktion AB and Northern Grace AB. Thunberg writes scripts, directs and is an actor in Ernman's annual Christmas tours.

Personal life[edit]

Thunberg and Malena Ernman married in 2004 and have two daughters, Greta and Beata, born in 2003 and 2005 respectively. Greta Thunberg is an environmental activist who attracted attention when for 15 days she stopped going to school and sat outside the Parliament building in 2018. The spouses published the book Scenes from the Heart (2018), where they talk about their daughters' diagnoses and how the climate crisis created a family crisis.


  1. ^ "Malena Ernman om familjekrisen och klimatkrisen". Dagens Nyheter. 23 August 2018.